Nolan Ryan Beef Welcomes New Director of FSQR & Product Development

18 January, 2022

            Nolan Ryan Beef Welcomes New Director of FSQR & Product Development

Nichole Francis
936-436-1622, ext. 111

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS, July 23, 2019- Nolan Ryan Beef, the company and brand owned by Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Texas rancher Nolan Ryan, along with other ranching partners, has announced the new hire of Dr. Sharen Nowak as Director of Food Safety, Quality, Regulatory (FSQR) & New Product Development.

Sharen joins Nolan Ryan Beef with 28 years of experience in the food industry. Her key responsibilities will be enhancing the company’s food safety initiatives by working with supplier partners to insure we’re producing the safest and most consistent quality of beef products in the market. Cody Marburger, Chief Operating Officer of Nolan Ryan Beef adds “Sharen’s vast experience will be instrumental in moving these efforts forward and she will play a critical role in developing and implementing new food safety standards that will take our supply chain to the next level. She will also aid in maintaining our commitment to transparency and supporting our suppliers growing emphasis on animal welfare.” 

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Sharen received both her Bachelor and Masters degree in Animal Science as well as her Doctorate in Food Science. Throughout her career she has had extensive experience working with raw and fully cooked red meat and poultry, processed meats, baked goods, fresh produce and food plant auditing. 

“We are thrilled to have Sharen join our team. Food safety is a vital part of our business. Our goal is to always provide safe, flavorful, quality products to our customers. With Sharen’s knowledge and passion for the beef industry we know that she will bring a fresh perspective and approach to new and innovative food safety practices,” says Perry Coughlin, President & CEO of Nolan Ryan Beef. 

Sharen and her husband Lanny live in Navasota, Texas and manage a commercial cow/calf operation.  They have a daughter, Katie who currently attends Baylor University. As a Certified Personal Fitness Chef, Sharen enjoys cooking and baking for her family and friends. 

About Nolan Ryan Beef

Nolan Ryan Beef branded products are available throughout Texas and select locations in Louisiana at all Kroger supermarkets as well as several foodservice establishments nationwide. The company’s product offerings include Nolan Ryan 34 Prime Beef, Nolan Ryan Texas Angus Beef and Nolan Ryan Signature products. A commitment to the highest quality beef products, food safety and exceptional flavor are the hallmarks of Nolan Ryan Beef’s success. For more information, please visit our website, as well as our social media sites, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter